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February 2020

Poland’s just transition bonus cut 50% under latest EU budget proposal

North Macedonia wins EU praise for pioneering coal-to-solar shift

The French MEP bashing football clubs over their flying habit

49% of world’s GDP now covered by net-zero targets, study says

Can the Pacific become the world’s first fossil-fuel-free zone?

Climate research struggles to find funding

Sustainability disclosures by European companies generally poor - study

Malaysia’s banks are bucking global finance decarbonisation trend by funding coal, study finds

Climate protesters dig up Cambridge college's lawn

The EU is ignoring AI’s effect on the climate crisis

Sadiq Khan sets up £50m fund to reduce emissions in London

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Last month was hottest January on record globally: US climate service

Investors welcome Poland's decision to freeze last coal-fuelled plant project

Europe’s airports risk watery grave, as ‘cost of inaction’ debate heats up

Anne Bengtson (1954–2020) – an eceee cornerstone with a heart of gold

Climate emergency requires real action now, not building new LNG terminals and gas pipelines

Ombudsman opens inquiry into EU Commission’s gas stance

Ombudsman opens inquiry into EU Commission’s gas stance

Oil giant BP seeks to ‘reinvent’ itself with 2050 zero carbon goal

China must ‘leap over Oil Age’ to meet climate challenge

UK government appoints Alok Sharma as Cop26 president

EU starts to chart shipping’s new green course

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

Parliament urges ECB to put climate at heart of strategy review

Carbon taxes are key to stop deforestation

Australia's "black summer" provides glimmer of hope for climate policy action

An Obscure Issue Four Years Ago, Climate Emerged as a Top Concern in New Hampshire

The real problem with your Netflix addiction? The carbon emissions

Commission warns of Green Deal failure if Transition Fund not well financed

Parliament backs EU list of energy projects, ignoring Greens

Contested ban of mercury in lamps could retire four European coal-fired power plants

UK climate diplomacy ‘already happening’ for Cop26 despite leadership vacuum

Global power-related CO2 emissions flatten after 2-year rise-IEA

Shipping could raise ambition of 2030 climate target, study shows

Pupils draft their own climate bill as anxiety grows over lack of guidance for schools

Wastewater flushes away a river of wealth

‘Overwhelming and terrifying’: the rise of climate anxiety

Fires and floods: maps of Europe predict scale of climate catastrophe

Campaigners urge African Union to stop fossil fuel proliferation on continent

EU's top diplomat under fire again for 'Greta syndrome' remark

Green transport set to overtake cars in world's major cities by 203

The Guardian view on climate anxiety: we live in frightening times

‘There is overlap’ between EU’s green trillions, says EIB energy chief

Do you have it in green? The living fabrics that can help clean the air

Electrification: Opportunities in many but not all applications

EU’s anti-climate-dumping tool worries Russia

Danish MEP: ‘Sector coupling is absolutely key for Europe’s climate and energy ambitions’

EU way off the mark on energy savings goal, latest figures show

‘Flight shame’? Europeans have never flown as frequently

Can Boris Johnson be trusted to act on the climate crisis?

Wastewater flushes away a river of wealth

Johnson urged to set out firm plans for UK's net-zero carbon target

The role of sustainable bioenergy in delivering the European Green Deal

Four things the UK government must do to phase out petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035

Europe plans to harness ‘power of data’ in support of Green Deal

Offshore wind deployment boom ‘too slow’ to meet EU climate target

This is how Europe is opening the floodgates to ‘green’ money

Just Transition Fund to deepen Belgian debate over regional disparities

Europe fails to keep up on solar power

Rising seas threaten to drown New York's airports by 2100

Power shift: EU coal output falls 24% in 2019

Ryanair accused of greenwash over carbon emissions claim

Leading states have designed new ways to help utilities fight climate change

Democratic contenders in Iowa caucus aim to rejoin Paris accord in green goals

As Microsoft pledges to go ‘carbon negative’ by 2030, forest conservation is required

UK walks diplomatic tightrope for 2020 climate summit after shaky start

Launching climate summit, UK plans to bring forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Change is possible: Australia needs a Green New Deal

Germany floats draft hydrogen strategy ahead of EU Presidency

Launching climate summit, UK plans to bring forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Pollutionwatch: where would we be without EU environmental laws?

Germany is not fit for a climate changed world, but it can still lead the way

U.S. oil fields flared and vented more natural gas again in 2019 – data

Why the European Union’s green taxonomy is risky business

Miners face funding squeeze as green investing surges

UK energy regulator unveils plan to support renewables, electric vehicles

Glass: A low-hanging fruit for the climate – and a tough nut to crack

India bets on barren land, rail tracks to raise solar capacity

Environmentalists invoke belugas in effort to halt Alaska oil exploration

January 2020

UK government drops Claire O’Neill as president of COP 26 summit

Climate change activists block Shell headquarters, 30 detained

UPS invests in electric vehicle manufacturer Arrival

EY pledges to be carbon neutral by end of 2020

With LNG, the shipping industry could reach its decarbonisation target—but wreck the climate, study finds

Youth activists urge African governments to do more to curb climate change

Oil giant Total’s ‘corporate vigilance’ in Uganda to be vetted by commercial peers

German cabinet signs coal phase-out bill

UK sued for approving Europe’s biggest gas power station

Fed has a role in combating climate change risk, Powell says

Glass industry boss: Replacing old windows can bring huge energy savings

Malala joins thousands of activists urging leaders to 'act faster' on global goals

Global airline group to launch carbon exchange platform to address climate change

Belgium hopes to lead world with new hydrogen project

Global Survey: Few Cities Have Robust Clean Energy Policies in Resilience Plans

Road to electric vehicles in Bhutan is paved with hurdles

India's pollution regulator ponders coal plant penalties

UN ruling on climate refugees could be gamechanger for climate action

Let's abandon climate targets, and do something completely different

Climate crisis offers a green business boom

Climate change linked to African locust invasion

Australia already 'carrying its load' on emissions and must adapt to warmer climate, PM says

Germany launches ‘Green Central Asia’ initiative

Lawsuits seeking damages for climate change face critical legal challenges

How are US cities prepping workers for a clean energy future? We take a look

Trust our expertise or face catastrophe, Amazon peoples warn on environment

Why we should be wary of blaming ‘overpopulation’ for the climate crisis

What will Germany’s coal phase-out mean for the EU carbon market?

Tech giants power record surge in renewable energy sales

EU could use carbon border tax against Brexit Britain, warns MEP

Electric shock: Could Brexit scar Britain’s energy landscape?

As climate change hits the southeast, communities wrestle with politics, funding

Davos wrap-up: Forum runs out of steam as climate becomes ‘king’

A net-zero emissions future to guide Europe through turbulent economic times

Tokyo 2020 to power Olympic torch with hydrogen for first time

Australia's rainy respite from bushfires seen ending

2020 marks a turning point for nature’s role in climate solutions

Piecing together Europe’s climate finance puzzle

'Chuffed to be chosen': participants attend first UK climate assembly

Green groups push for IMO to ban low sulphur marine fuel in Arctic

Watershed moment: As renewables rise, world must brace for era of disruption

Ukraine’s own Green Deal aims to slash energy imports

Indigenous lands, protected areas limit Amazon’s carbon emissions

Inequality makes climate crisis much harder to tackle

Jeep, Suzuki models face EU ban for breaking emissions rules

Tax flyers to meet net zero carbon emissions target, report says

LEAK: EU charts 6G future in ambitious industrial plan

EU clarifies fossil fuel stance: ‘No lock-in into natural gas’

UK funding overseas fossil fuel projects emitting millions of tonnes of emissions, investigation finds

HSBC exits Vinh Tan 3 coal power project in Vietnam

‘Hypocrisy’: 90% of UK-Africa summit’s energy deals were in fossil fuels

Trouble ahead for US appliance efficiency standards

How behavioural science could help us reach zero emissions

Zero-carbon hydrogen injected into gas grid for first time in groundbreaking UK trial

We can’t trust the billionaires of Davos to solve a climate crisis they created

Australian bushfires to contribute to huge annual increase in global carbon dioxide

DAVOS-Oil industry in Davos: torn between Greta and Trump

Oslo court backs Arctic oil exploration in defeat for environmentalists

UK must cut land use emissions by two thirds to meet 2050 goal, advisers warn

The energy sector is crucial for cutting global emissions. It's time to step up to the challenge

Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights

EU’s creeping clean energy efforts risk missing 2020 goal

Formula One joins UN climate sport pact

Paris climate goals may be beyond reach

Carmakers renew calls for recharge revolution, as grim sales figures loom

Only ‘eight years left’ to avert 1.5°C warming, Thunberg tells Davos forum

Spain declares climate emergency, signals move to renewables

BlackRock, partners eye initial $500 mln for climate fund

Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

Burned by wildfire losses, insurance industry rethinks risks

Time to restore our forest heritage, not plant more lonely trees

EU Green Deal can help set the tone for CEOs in Davos

German raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

2020 Hybrids Surge onto Greenest Car List, Joining the Greenest of EVs

Interview – The Dutch businessman on a mission to unite companies over climate change

EU to name and shame climate plan laggards ‘in the coming days’

Trump hails 1tn trees plan but ignores roots of problem

A Green Deal that works for everyone – Making the renovation wave a reality

Study finds shock rise in levels of potent greenhouse gas

Guatemala's children bear brunt of prolonged drought and rising heat

The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

Every street in Paris to be cycle-friendly by 2024, promises mayor

EU’s Breton looking into ‘non-conventional’ measures to finance Green Deal

Professor Arne Elmroth, eceee panel leader and passionate sustainable buildings expert, passes

Scaling up investments in deep energy renovations with on-bill schemes – new report

Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show

Japan, U.S. lead survey's corporate climate change action 'A List'

Humans risk living in an empty world, warns UN biodiversity chief

High hopes as Austria’s new night train sets off for Brussels

Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature

The best way to help the climate is to increase the price of CO2 emissions

Press release: Oil and gas industry needs to step up climate efforts now

‘Jury is still out’ on EU’s carbon border tax, Hogan says

Billions to be wasted on ‘unnecessary’ gas projects, study says

2020 may be ‘last opportunity’ to limit warming to 1.5°C

Boris Johnson announces ban on foreign aid for coal mines and power stations

10 biggest changes of the decade for forests

Sports need to do more to combat climate change - lobby group

Could bacteria help recycle greenhouse gases in the future?

How a Belgian port city inspired Birmingham's car-free ambitions

Air pollution-busting ship fuel in climate backlash

Engage the people to deliver energy transformation, urge MPs

Climate activists dressed as koalas set off on mountain hike to Davos

Luxury travel: 50 wealthy tourists, eight countries ... and one giant carbon footprint

Germany’s new coal phase-out plan: Lots of money, little climate ambition

French forest industry not taking advantage of ever-growing forests

Industrial decarbonisation and the EU Green Deal: The case for bold action

Australia seen waiting till March for sustained rains to douse bushfires

'We can't close our eyes' to climate change, says Marshall Isles ex-president

What’s the hold up on ambitious climate action?

Merkel, state leaders agree terms of brown coal exit

Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

Green hydrogen could drive the energy transition—but investment and infrastructure are lacking, say experts

Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings - Moody's

EU plans ditching carbon cost refund for seven industrial sectors

David Attenborough says ‘humans have overrun the world’ as he issues climate warning

New DOE rule undercuts a top US policy for saving energy

Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push

Wildfires, climate policies start to shift corporate views on risk

Achieving 1.5°C warming goal requires rapid reform of EU carbon market